FIFA World Soccer - Dangerous Scams and Malware attacks
Malware writers use popular news stories or sporting events to lure unsuspecting users. Please avoid potential harmful email messages or websites related to the World Soccer championship games. As noted in the warning by AVERT, just visiting some site may expose users to zero day attacks.
Scammers Go Phishing for World Cup Soccer Fans
QUOTE: If you do receive one of these lottery scams in your inbox, always be very careful. Don’t assume that you are smarter than the spammer. Don’t lull yourself into a false sense of security. Don’t believe that visiting the site just to see what it looks like–with no intention of giving away any information–won’t leave you open to attack. In some cases these phishing sites are just a facade for pages that are also looking to exploit new zero-day vulnerabilities. The best advice in these situations is to follow safe computing practices and delete these emails immediately.
Some of the subject lines that we have seen associated with this scam include:
•***south africa 2010 fifa world cup lottery promotions***
•,,,sa 2010 world cup lotto drew;;;;;;;
•claim your fifa world cup football award/ticket
•congratulation! you have won us$1,220,000.00 for soccer world cup 2010 promotional draw
•congratulation!!! for 2010 world cup promotion
•fifa 2010 world cup lottery department
•fifa-mtn world cup team official prize notification
•final notification for south africa fifa 2010 world cup lottery
•south africa 2010 world cup award notification!!!
•south african 2010 fifa world cup lottery award
•south african 2010 world cup bid lottery award
•south african world cup 2010 free lottery draw
•winner – fifa world cup online draw
•world cup bid lottery award
•you have won south africa 2010 world cup lottery
•you have won south africa 2010 world cup lottery computer promotional draw
•your email just won 2010 world cup in south africa & fifa promotion